I LOVE breakfast. I HATE waking up early.
no matter how early I plan to wake up, I typically am running late and leaving for whatever I need to do LAST minute.
therefore I enjoy 1 of 3 breakfasts every. single. day. they are…
overnight oats (like this incredible pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe I’m about to share)
OR a super healthy bar and piece of fruit on the go.
occasionally I mix it up with a little spicy avocado on sprouted toast action. although that’s usually a lunch or snack.
the beauty of overnight oats is that they can be made ahead the night before, and they have endless flavor combos making it impossible to get bored with them.
whether vegan, gluten free, or dairy free, I think it’s important to start the day as clean as possible to have the optimal energy and best chance of continuing to eat healthy. So, I’m challenging you to stick with the a completely dairy, gluten free and egg free breakfast for a week… and see how you feel.
Up the greens, spices, and super foods such as chia seeds and listen to how your body responds.
plus, this overnight oat recipe is SO easy, I think you’ll be hooked for the rest of fall. It’s so simple that perhaps it’s a thanksgiving morning breakfast since there is plenty of cooking the rest of the day.
the end of the pumpkin parade.
I’m also already brainstorming recipes for the WINTER season of The GOOD Society, and will be making, testing, and photographing alllllll of those soon.
wait, 2016 is seriously ending??
…but the good news! winter means I can start to bring on the peppermint and gingerbread flavors!
now let’s step up your pumpkin pie overnight oats game.
- 1/2 cup of gluten free rolled oats (I like Bob's Red Mill)
- 1/2-3/4 cups of almond milk
- 1/4 cup of pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp salt
- optional: 1 tbsp chia seed, medjool dates, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, hemp seed, etc.
- add all ingredients to a mason jar, or other container with a lid.
- shake shake shake! - shake the ingredients very well to combine.
- set in fridge overnight.
- the next morning, stir.
- enjoy warmed or chilled with more dried fruit, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, more cinnamon and a drizzle of real maple syrup.